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When Andy Pettitte gave up a two-run homer to Jose Bautista in the first inning it was hard to fight off the “here we go again” feeling. But the Score Truck arrived in a rather royal way in the third inning. Brett Gardner led off with a single against Rickey Romero and chased Toronto’s starter later in the inning when he launched his fist big league grand slam into the right field bleachers. That made the score 8-2. Four batters later, Alex Rodriguez popped a high fly ball to left. His old “ha!” buddy John McDonald lost it in the sun and three more runs crossed the plate.

That was the only scoring the Yanks did today but it was more than enough as Andy Pettitte cruised to his 10th win.

Final Score: Yanks 11, Jays 3.

[Photo Credit: Bags and Hive]


1 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Jul 3, 2010 5:26 pm

Damn. I chose the wrong day not to watch (opted to get work done and watch Strasburg instead). I should know never to skip Andy's starts. And Gardner with a salami!

Incidentally, McDonald wasn't the victim of the "ha!," it was Howie Clark.

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 3, 2010 7:15 pm

I'm wondering what the MLB record is for most runs scored in one inning, while scoring none the rest of the game, and if the Yanks 11 would be that record now.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 3, 2010 7:22 pm

1) He wasn't the victim but he was the one who started yappin.

4 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 4, 2010 2:40 am

[3] Yep. Karma's a biatch, huh? If I were a semi-clever back page editor, a picture of that epic fail would be accompanied by the headline, "HA!"

5 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Jul 4, 2010 3:25 am

Caught the highlights on MLBN. Not only did McDonald drop that ball, but he misplayed Teixeira's double, too. Who the hell thought it would be a good idea to stick him, not just in the outfield, but in Yankee Stadium's sunfield? Are they trying to force a trade? Do they know that the Yankees no longer have Raul Mondesi to offer back to them?

6 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 4, 2010 10:38 am

5) That's messed up. For whatever reason, Raul popped into my head yesterday. Ah, Raul...

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